Vice Premier Wang Qishan urges economic cooperation with Denmark

Vice Premier Wang Qishan on Monday met with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, expecting more economic cooperation between the two countries.

President Hu Jintao’s visit to Denmark this June furthered the healthy development of the China-Denmark comprehensive strategic partnership, Wang said, while Thorning-Schmidt agreed that Hu’s visit injected new vitality into the development of bilateral relations.

Economic cooperation is the “ballast stone” for China-Denmark relations, Wang said, adding that the two economies are highly complementary and the prospects for bilateral cooperation are broad.

China is in a stage of rapid industrialization and urbanization, and it is gradually realizing huge market potential while Denmark is implementing economic reform and emerging market strategy, according to Wang.

The vice premier said that he hopes the two sides will continue to strengthen cooperation in fields including trade, investment, finance, tourism, culture, agriculture, energy saving, environmental protection and sustainable development.

Thorning-Schmidt said that she hopes the two sides will continue to strengthen high-level exchanges, promote people-to-people communication and deepen comprehensive mutually beneficial cooperation.

The Danish government firmly supports the one-China policy, said the prime minister.

Wang and Thorning-Schmidt also met with some entrepreneurs from Denmark after their meeting.

Xinhua

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